GDSIIIparalleladaddy

GDSIIIparalleladaddy

GDSIIIparalleladaddy

GDSIIIparalleladaddy wrote a review of on December 16, 2012

Old School Simpicity Rules!
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These bindings are still the best. In response to some of the other posts, one is entitled to express one's opinion, but I must strongly refute G3 dissing. First off and always the most important consideration, they look good. Clean and simple, not a bunch of cables and springs hanging off in every direction. No moveable breaking ubertech to blow out when you need it the most. The turning sweet spot of this binding puts your weight naturally right where it should be. Sure, everybody is skiing the tour mode bindings, but the release clip ices up and you have to take your skis off to de-skin sometimes, that is wack. Keep it simple, ski the G3

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GDSIIIparalleladaddy wrote a review of on February 17, 2004

5 5

In spite of the popularity of telescoping backcountry poles/probes I would recommend always carrying a separate lightweight probe while traveling in avalanche prone terrain. The extra time needed to convert your pole to a probe could be a fatal waste while a friend lays buried under the snow. The 240 cm deploys quickly without hassle. An essential part of any backcountry powder junkies arsenal of gear.

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GDSIIIparalleladaddy wrote a review of on February 3, 2004

5 5

Need a probe pole that will extend for uphill assist and also serve as an avalanche search assist? Then the Black Diamond Expedition pole is for you. The flintlock locking mechanism is far superior to the twisting cam mechanism of the Lekis which tend to strip and breakdown when you need them the most. The pole converts to an avalanche probe quickly but I would still recommend carrying a separate specialized lightweight probe.

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